Alturas, CA

*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
All of our Nursing Staff is in Caribbean Blue scrubs. This is a requirement for accepting the position. Reporting to the DON, the LVN works in conjunction with physicians, nursing staff, residents, families and other facility departments to provide optimum individualized nursing care for the residents of the SNF service.This position description is intended to identify some of the duties and responsibilities of this position. modoc medical center reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this position description, at MODOC MEDICAL CENTERS sole and absolute discretion.POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:                                                                                               1.     A CA licensed nurse with good physical and mental health.2.     Current ACLS, PALS, and BLS level CPR certification.3.     Good physical health and stamina with ability to walk, bend, lift and who has the dexterity to perform the manual skills required for patient care.4.     Good mental health. Is able to accept and tolerate behavior of patients who may be confused and may be abusive both verbally and physically. 5.     Is adaptable, able to follow directions, grasp new ideas and accept change.6.     Is able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Is able to see and hear adequately to perform functions of the job.7.     Is dependable, reliable and has a history of good attendance.8.     Has strong assessment skills and is resourceful in emergency situations.9.     Possesses an interest in continuing education and self-development.10.  Above-average interpersonal, problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills.11.  Must be a team player to all departments, confidential of sensitive data, respectful of all other staff members, considerate of other peoples time, and accountable for work output. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: General Competencies: 1.   Always demonstrates a professional behavior, both when on duty and as a representative of the hospital outside of normal work hours.2.   Always demonstrates a positive working relationship with patients, visitors and facility staff. Respectfully to managers and supervisors.3.   Demonstrates organizational ability and time management.4.   Produces deliverable products on time, within budget with minimal direction.5.   Demonstrates the ability to compile and organize data using Microsoft Office Applications.  Ability to make appropriate recommendations or conclusions, given the data obtained.6.   Maintains an organized set of records, delivers records immediately upon request, for the functions that are performed within the scope of this job.7.   Communicates appropriately, respectfully, and clearly to directors, managers, and coworkers. Accepts direction as provided without questioning authority, within the chain of command.8.   Performs all assigned tasks accurately.9.   Takes direction from others to include those employees of other departments with which he/she works on a temporary basis in accordance with the chain of command.10. Demonstrates ability to effectively use office machines in the performance of job functions.11. Answers phone calls, assists public, and forwards appropriately if necessary in a professional and friendly manner.12. Performs other duties as assigned. Specific Competencies: 1.   Organizational ability and time management is demonstrated.2.   Conducts an individualized patient assessment, prioritizing the data collection based on the patients immediate condition or needs within time frame specified by facilities policy and procedures or protocols. Notifies Charge Nurse and MD of abnormal findings.3.   Develops plan of care that is individualized for the patient reflecting collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.4.   Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by the physician in an accurate and timely manner.5.   Performs all assigned tasks accurately (e.g., EKGs, blood draws, IV starts, etc.). Keep work area and assigned rooms clean and free of clutter. Provide fresh drinking water for patients every 4 hours or more as needed. Restock storage area, IV room, and wound cart for acute floor.6.   Provides individualized patient/family education.7.   Follows facility policy/procedure when administering medication and documents same. Assures that medications are correct, not out dated, are in adequate supply and administered as ordered.8.   Documents patient assessment findings, physical/psycho-social responses to nursing intervention and progress towards problem resolution.9.   Initiates emergency resuscitation measures according to appropriate resuscitation protocols. Responds to emergency situations appropriately: notifies all staff, family & physician in a timely manner. Carries out emergency orders quickly and efficiently. Documents same in the patients record. Does follow up as needed.10. Maintains confidentiality in matters related to patient, family and facility staff.11. Provides care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to the patients and familys diversity, preserving their autonomy, dignity and rights.11. Reports patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.12. Adheres to standards of safety and infection control in delivery of patient care.13. Assists nursing staff in other departments, as requested and if qualified, when need arises.14. Performs nursing procedures according to facility/procedure, being aware of all safety and infection control principles and practices. Knows how to use all equipment and does so in a safe and effective manner.15. Maintains current CPR, PALS, and ACLS certifications. 16. Works with other departments in coordinating smooth transfer of patients for procedures or diagnostic tests, AM blood draws and specimen collection as ordered by physician.17. Assists in the orientation of new personnel and in staff education as needed. 18. Assumes professional responsibility for assuring patient care is of the highest standards possible. Communicates questions about appropriateness of medical or nursing care through chain of command, as needed. Follows procedure for medication administration and narcotics control. Documents medications and nursing care in a timely and accurate manner.19. Attends annual CPR classes and other in-service education classes related to job position. Keeps skills up-to- date. Participates in monthly staff meetings. 20. Works under the direction of the charge RN to provide nursing care to acute patients. Adheres to end of shift walking rounds at 0630 and 1830 to maintain continuity of care. Make observation, acute and swing bed charts as needed.21. Is safety conscious; utilizes measures to prevent infections and accidents. Reports hazards to proper personnel.22. Assists with direct patient care, as needed. Assures that call lights are answered promptly and that nursing care assigned to CNAs are completed and documented according to facility policy & procedures.23. Performs other duties as assigned by nursing management. Professional Requirements: 1.   Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and professional.2.   Completes annual education requirements if applicable.3.   Maintains regulatory requirements.4.   Wears identification while on duty.5.   Attends annual evaluation and participates actively in this process.6.   Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.7.   Attends all meetings as appropriate.8.   Exhibits the mission, ethics and goals of Modoc Medical Center in the performance of job duties9.   Performs other duties, as assigned.  WORKING CONDITIONS: 1.   Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions     temporarily, when necessary.2.   Is involved with personnel, visitors, and government agencies, etc., when necessary.3.   Must function independently, have personal integrity, have flexibility and the ability to      work effectively with other personnel, clients and support agencies.4.   Work hours are determined based on needs of the department. .    
Required Qualifications
General Certifications(ACLS,BLS/BCLS,PALS)

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